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Learn more about the best practices for turf management as part of preservation maintenance of historic properties.
This video demonstrates the whip and tongue grafting horticultural technique, including the tools and materials, type of cut, and safe hand position. The technique joins two woody plants so that they grow together.
This video of a replacement planting at historic Chatham Gardens demonstrates considerations for planting boxwood hedges in historic gardens.
These videos introduce turf management in cultural landscapes, including a history of turfgrass & how turfgrass can be managed to reflect historic character.
Betsy Dodson, former NPS Park Facility Management Program Training Manager
Learn the three components of creating defensible space in a cultural landscape and review a example from the field that successfully uses these components.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
The Environmental Purchasing Newsletter provides green purchasing guidance, best practices, case studies, and training opportunities.
Executive Order 13327 allows executive branch departments and agencies to increase management attention to real property resources.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide for resilient design and landscape planning.
Structural fire at The Wayside: Home of Authors, a 300 year old historic structure.
Structural fire revew of incident at Big Hole National Battlefield
The Forest Service guide to Road Closures and Obliteration outlines procedures and techniques for closing existing roads on Forest Service lands.
Watch a video in which dry stone mason Mark Jurus explains the techniques and features of a well-constructed dry laid stone wall.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
Demonstrations and discussions at the Preservation Trades Rodeo illustrated how drones (unmanned aerial systems) can be used to document historic structures
This directory provides a listing of NPS Arborists organized by state.
SGHS provides resources and educational opportunities in historic horticulture and in the preservation of historic gardens and landscapes.
A calendar of training and conference events for those engaged in trail work at all levels, both professional and volunteer.
Dusting stone objects and architectural features will better preserve and protect cultural resources for the enjoyment of current and future visitors.
The NCSP (National Chainsaw Safety Program) provides standards, competencies, and training to ensure all NPS operators know how to use a chainsaw safely.
2014 Fire & Life Safety Deficiencies Identified in Buildings that House Cultural Resources- pdf
Vehicle fire in the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park